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Are you hot-headed? You could be at extra risk of a heart attack!

Researchers have made a claim that angry people and those with a hot temper may be more susceptible to suffering a heart attack or a stroke.

A US study has been through medical literature and identified a dangerous period of about two hours following an ‘anger outburst’ when people are at a heightened risk.

The research concluded that extra  work is needed to fully understand the link and find out if stress relieving strategies could avoid such complications.

In the two hours immediately after an angry outburst, risk of a heart attack increased nearly five-fold and risk of stroke increased more than three-fold, the data from nine studies and involving thousands of people suggests.

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